Spotify's mobile lyrics feature is launching first in Japan

After several years of rumors suggesting an imminent launch, Spotify is now available in Japan, one of the biggest music markets in the world. The service will compete against the likes of Apple Music and Google Play Music, as well as local apps like Line Music and Awa, in a country …

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Spotify is reportedly in talks to acquire SoundCloud

Spotify is reportedly in advanced talks to purchase SoundCloud, according to a report from the Financial Times. The move would give Spotify a larger library of content  — SoundCloud has over 125 million songs — and remove a competitor from the streaming music landscape after SoundCloud launched its own paid service earlier …

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The UN plans to launch its first space mission five years from now

The United Nations will launch its first-ever space mission aboard Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spaceplane in 2021. The news was announced yesterday at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. “The possibilities are endless.” The goal of the mission is to give developing nations that don’t have their own …

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Alec Baldwin will be Saturday Night Live's new Donald Trump

Saturday Night Live has announced that Alec Baldwin will don the Trump makeup and wig left behind by former cast member and current SNL announcer Darrell Hammond. Before Hammond, the role was played by Taran Killam. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin will appear in several episodes in the role, similar …

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This terrible editorial is a monument to Silicon Valley’s sexism

Women in tech can be more successful with this one weird trick: erase yourselves! That’s the lesson of an ill-considered op-ed from John Greathouse, a venture capitalist and professor at UC Santa Barbara, published today in The Wall Street Journal. After piecing together a vague evolutionary theory, an anecdote about …

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